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Portable Air Conditioning and Heating -- an Educational Blog

History of Air Conditioning and Spot Cooling [Infographic]

Posted by Tina Behnke

Have to admit, I'm a history geek.  Actually, I'm a story lover.  I find the "story" of just about anything -- countries, cultures, and yes, even air conditioning and spot cooling to be facinating. No matter how familiar I am with a subject, I always learn something new!

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, HVAC Industry, Air Conditioning, Spot Cooling

Tiffany & Co Turns 175! What the Temporary HVAC Industry Can Learn from T&Co

Posted by Tina Behnke

I know what you're thinking.  What can the temporary HVAC and spot cooling industry possibly learn from the iconic Tiffany & Company brand? 

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, HVAC Industry

AirPac Portable Air Conditioners -- Sponsor of The Bloom Sprint Tent

Posted by Tina Behnke

When May rolls around all thoughts turn to The Bloom in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley! For the third year, we're proud to be a sponsor of the Sprint Tent and providing spot cooling for special events as needed.

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, Special Event Cooling, Tent Air Conditioning, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

Learn about Temp HVAC & Spot Coolers at The Rental Show

Posted by Tina Behnke

Many of you in the rental industry will be heading to New Orleans for ARA's Rental Show held February 5 - 8, 2012.  Get ready for a wild week of learning, networking and, eating ... well.... it IS New Orleans!  Don't even get me started on all the awesome food choices!  Check out the highlights from last year's ARA Rental Show.

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, Rent Temporary HVAC, Special Event Cooling, Tent Air Conditioning, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

Poor Portable Air Conditioning Applications -- What NOT to Do

Posted by Tina Behnke

Much as I hate to admit it, portable air conditioners can get a bad rap.  You can't use a "one size fits all" mentality and spot coolers are not the solution for EVERY air conditioning problem. 

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Topics: Portable air conditioner, Portable Air Conditioners, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

3 Ways Cloud Computing Cuts Data Center Cooling Costs

Posted by Tina Behnke

There's a lot of chatter these days about "moving to the cloud" for businesses of all sizes.  One benefit is the huge savings in data center cooling and power costs.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Data Center Cooling

Emergency Cooling Plan for Natural Disasters -- Do You Have One?

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Portable Air Conditioners, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

Temp HVAC and Special Event Cooling Topics at MATRA Spring Training

Posted by Tina Behnke

The multiple day conferences like ARA's The Rental Show and NFMT Expo are great opportunities to learn about industry developments and meet current and new (hopefully!) clients.  But I LOVE the single day, shot-in-the-arm events that are local and focused.  Spring Training, hosted by MATRA at Commonwealth Event Company in Richmond, VA was just that -- a great venue to demo AirPac's Temp HVAC and Special Event Cooling units!

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, Special Event Cooling, Tent Air Conditioning

3 Tips to Spruce Up Portable Air Conditioners.

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Tent Air Conditioning

10 Highlights from ARA in Addition to Buying Portable AC, of course!

Posted by Tina Behnke

The ARA show -- suitably dubbed THE RENTAL SHOW is just wrapping up in Las Vegas.  And what a show it has been!

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Topics: AC Rentals, Portable Air Conditioners, HVAC Industry